Kathleen Knight, owner of The Gallery at Four India Street, discovered a peculiar coincidence when selecting artists for her new exhibition. Without any prior knowledge of either artist, Kathleen was drawn to Richard Hagerty and Joseph Conrad-Ferm’s work. She says, “I was attracted to them because of their backgrounds without knowing their backgrounds.” The common ground between the artists was revealed to be their medical careers, which each had channeled in his paintings. Art is often spoken of as a healing process whereby the artist has freedom to turn to the canvas as a means of catharsis. This notion is held dear by Kathleen and touches on the concept behind her upcoming exhibit.
“The Spirit” opens on Friday, July 21 and will run through July 31. The opening reception will be held at The Gallery at Four India Street from 6 to 8 pm, where you will have the opportunity to meet the five featured artists. Presented alongside Richard Hagerty and Joseph Conrad-Ferm are Judith Brust, Lucas Century, and Judy Friday. All five artists occupy a post-modern surrealist space and share themes of spirituality and healing. Read More >
You're Invited to an Summer Artists' Reception
If you're on Nantucket Island this summer, I hope you'll drop by the Gallery at Four India where my new contemporary work for 2017 is on exhibition. I'm joining four other Gallery at Four India artists–Lucas Century, Joseph Conrad-Fern, Judy Friday and Richard Hagerty–for a meet-the-artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21.
Please stop by to say hello and view the collection of works from post modern surrealism to contemporary modern art on display.
"After Rauschenberg" Juried Exhibit to Include Two Judith Brust Works
We're pleased to announce that two Judith Brust mixed media paintings have been chosen for the "After Rauschenberg" juried exhibition March 22 through April 29 on Sanibel Island, Florida. According to the nonprofit Big Arts Sanibel Island organization, the upcoming exhibition is based on "the amazing diversity and innovation of Robert Rauschenberg's oeuvre."
"Rauschenberg experimented with non-traditional methods and materials in his paintings, sculpture, Combines and more, yet he also displayed rigor and concern for formal painting, " according to the Big Arts exhibition organizers.
Rauschenberg lived and worked on a 20-acre estate on Captiva Island for 40 years. The estate has been transformed into a creative center that welcomes artists from around the world.
The "After Rauschenberg" exhibition will include an artists' reception and award ceremony on March 24 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. and a special art talk by artist and art historian Deborah Butler of Big Arts Sanibel on March 29 at 7 p.m.
For more information, go to www.bigarts.org
Exhibition at Captiva Yacht Club Opens February 1
New works by Judith Brust will be on display In Florida throughout the month of February at the Captiva Yacht Club.. The exhibition will feature both small scale and large scale monoprints created on the custom-designed presses in the artist's Captiva and Nantucket studios.
The Yacht Club is located at 15903 Captiva Drive in Captiva. For more information about the show, contact Lauren Davies at the Yacht Club at (239) 472-4133.
Right: Judith Brust in her Captiva Studio
Below, Left: Floating, 40"h x 30"w framed
Below, Right: Captiva Garden #2, 25.5"h x 19.25"w framed
Friday, August 19, 7-9pm
Join us this Friday, August 19th at the Gallery at Four India Street from 7 to 9 p.m. for a wine & cheese reception in honor of opening night for "Aqua Vitae" (Latin for "water of life").
Featured in the exhibition will be oil paintings by marine artist Peter Layne Arguimbau, watercolors by Steven Lush and colorful new monoprints I created in my Captiva and Nantucket studios over the winter and spring.
Drop by Friday evening and say hello to gallery owner Kathleen Knight, fellow art collectors and the gallery's many artists and friends. I look forward to seeing you there.
New Profile in Contemporary Art Dialogue
I'm pleased to share a recent profile in the new edition of ArtsNantucket written by talented arts journalist Liz Goldner. Liz included the profile in her informative blog, "Contemporary Art Dialogue," which showcases artists, galleries and museums nationwide with a special emphasis on Southern California, where she lives and works. As seen on Liz Goldner's website: http://www.lizgoldner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Judith-Brust-Profile.pdf
Chanticleer Features New Works
The season has begun at The Chanticleer Restaurant in 'Sconset and once again I'm privileged to have new works featured on the walls of this popular Nantucket dining establishment. Kathleen Knight of Four India Street gallery and Susan Handy of Chanticleer have chosen an eclectic display of art by several of the artists Kathleen represents. We hope you'll be able to visit Chanticleer this summer.
New Film: Coming Soon
Nantucket's own Dan Driscoll and crew were in the studio with me over the last week shooting a new film based on the profile written by Liz Goldner. Editing is now underway with the final product ready by mid-July just in time for my exhibition opening at the Four India Street gallery August 5-11. Look for the film here on the website soon
Winter Art Show Dates
This winter is turning out to be a busy one! We're excited to be participating for the first time in Spotlight on Art in Atlanta from February 1-6. If you're in Atlanta, make plans to attend this artists' market, now in its 35th year, benefiting Trinity School. www.spotlightonart.com.
If you're in the Palm Beach or Naples, Florida area, look for several of our recent works on display at The Gallery at Four India's booth at upcoming show. The Palm Beach Art, Antique & Jewelry Show runs Feb 10-16 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is February 20-23 at the Naples Exhibition Center At The Commons. Stop by and say hello to The Gallery at Four India owner Kathleen Knight.
We're counting down the days to our solo exhibition in Captiva, Florida!
All the artwork has been delivered and the publicity campaign has begun. The beautiful Captiva Civic Center is where the exhibition will be displayed, featuring 14 contemporary monoprints and mixed media pieces.
Opening night is Friday, February 19th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center. We invite you to join us for the opening reception if you are in Florida enjoying winter warmth and sunshine. The exhibition runs from February 19th through March 11th. For more information, contact the sponsoring Captiva Civic Association at www.ccacaptiva.org
L'Attitude Opens New Gallery in Boston's Trendy SoWa District
Congratulations to our Boston gallery representative, Betty Bothereau of L'Attitude, on her new gallery location in the happening SoWa arts district. If you're in Boston, be sure to check out L'Attitude at 460-C Harrison Ave., Suite 8A. To find out more about the growing trend of Boston's top galleries making a move to SoWa, here's an informative article in a recent issue of Art New England, http://artnewengland.com/ed_picks/a-moveable-feast/
As an active member of the Nantucket arts community, we were excited to open the studio to the public on October 7 during the Nantucket Arts Festival, a 10-day celebration of arts and culture on the island. The event is a signature event of the Nantucket Arts Council, a nonprofit organization we're proud to support.
Nantucket Arts Council president Dan Driscoll and executive director Bill Ferrall were both on hand at the open house and demonstration to document the afternoon with footage that will be included in the Arts Festival wrap video being compiled to show highlights of the Festival activities. Thanks to everyone who came out for the open house and demo. Watch the video here.
Judith Brust – artist profile in artsNantucket
by Arlene O'Reilly
I met Judith Brust ten years ago. Upon introduction, she informed me that she was an artist. During the ensuing conversation, I asked her to describe her style. She said, “My work is about the life cycle; journey, religion and ritual, generational passage, and the map of life.” That had to be one of the best elevator pitches I have ever heard! I was immediately intrigued by her.
In watching this artist work, at first glance one might think she is simply playing with colors, “dinking” around with objects from nature and seeing what shapes magically appear on paper. Like so many artists whom I have observed, Judith, when working, shifts into a meditative state that is described by many as “the zone.” Some might refer to this “zone” as shifting from using the left (logical) side of the brain to the right (creative) side of the brain. Either way, the shift is obvious, and I believe (and agree with Judith) all creatives and artists are living examples of what visual communicators did dating back to the Middle or Upper Paleolithic era around 30,000 BCE and throughout the ages since.
Getting to know this artist over the years, I have found that her work is applauded by those from all walks of life. Her admirers are quite diverse—from widely-traveled collectors, to preppy summer residents, and from chic designers, rock stars, politicians, and bohemians, to salty wash-a-shores, and nature lovers alike. Individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds and often with widely varying senses of style who walked into Judith’s gallery on Nantucket shared similar aesthetics of her work. If the bold color and large size of her works didn’t grab and hold your attention, her mastery of combining contemporary layering print techniques with primitive motifs most certainly would have.
Mrs. Brust’s dedication to her work has won her esteem and recognition in both the United States and Asia, as well as in private collections, and at top juried shows. Judith also has the honor of having five of her works sold into the permanent collection at the Mandarin Hotel in Boston, alongside works of such well-known artists as David Hockney and Frank Stella.
Working in various mediums, Judith is best known for her sculptures and large-scale layered monoprints. Most of her work is created here on Nantucket. Samples of her work can be seen at The Gallery at 4 India Street and her complete works can be viewed at the artist’s studio just off Mononoy Road.
Meeting Judith Brust will leave a lasting impression. Her work may influence you in any number of ways, and it may also strike a primal cord in the most elegant way. I encourage you to make an appointment to meet with Judith and her agent at her studio. It will create an opportunity to invest in unique and inspirational art that will increase in value over time and bring stunning, beautiful work into your space.
Photography: Arlene O'Reilly
Chanticleer Features Judith Brust Artwork for Summer 2015
If you're looking for a beautiful setting for a leisurely lunch or dinner with outstanding cuisine, the Chanticleer in 'Sconset is a great choice for the season. And for the second consecutive year, Judith Brust is pleased to have her artwork featured throughout the popular restaurant. Originally opened as a small tea house at the turn of the century, the Chanticleer features five dining rooms inside the rose covered cottage, all with a distinct atmosphere. For more information and to make reservations, go to www.chanticleernantucket.com.
University of Albany Permanent Collection Selects Recent Art by Judith Brust
Judith Brust is pleased to announce the selection of five of her recent works for the University at Albany’s permanent collection. They are installed in the new award-winning School of Business building at the University at Albany. The 96,000-square-foot, $64 million facility, designed by the New York office of Perkins+Will, has been awarded gold LEED certification and has been chosen as "fourth most beautiful business school in the world" in a recent survey. Judith received both an M.A. and and M.F.A. from University of Albany and has endowed an annual art student scholarship at the university. The University at Albany Art Museum is the caretaker for the permanent collection and many of the works are installed in public spaces on the campus. There they enhance the academic environment and educate students, faculty and visitors about contemporary art.
"Abstracted" Opening Reception May 30th
The Gallery at Four India will be having an opening reception for "Abstracted" featuring original works by Judith Brust & Judy Friday on Friday, May 30th at 6-8pm. The exhibition will be on display from June 1-15.
Judith Brust Announces Summer 2014 Exhibition Schedule
Just in time for the official launch of the bustling Nantucket summer season, exhibitions featuring works by Judith Brust will open in May 2014.
“Abstracted,” showcasing pieces by artists Judith Brust and Judy Friday, will debut May 30 and run through June 15 at The Gallery at Four India in town. An exhibition opening reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will take place May 30 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 4 India Street, on the second floor above Nantucket Gourmet.
At The Chanticleer Restaurant on 9 New Street in the heart of ‘Sconset village, Ms. Brust’s artwork will grace the walls of this elegant French restaurant. Selected works will be on display from May through October.
On Nantucket, Ms. Brust’s paintings will also continue to be shown at Nantucket Cottage Hospital as a part of the “Art & Healing” collection curated by The Gallery at Four India owner Kathleen Knight. Visits to Ms. Brust's studio are also welcomed throughout the year by appointment to view new works and the creative process.
In Boston, works by Judith Brust will be featured by appointment from May 5-October 5, 2014 in “Art for A.R.T.” at Fertility Centers of New England, 575 Boylston St., 4th Floor. Also in Boston, Ms. Brust’s art can be viewed throughout the summer and year-round at L’Attitude Gallery, 211 Newbury Street and at the Mandarin Hotel, 776 Boylston Street.
New Studio Nearing Completion
A new working studio is taking shape on Nantucket to serve as the primary location for artist Judith Brust. The spacious, light-filled barn features Ms. Brust’s custom-designed press used for creation of the large scale monoprints. The new space, designed by Emeritus and built by Ron Winters and his Thirty Acre Wood team, will also be a setting for demonstrations and presentations by visiting artists from throughout the country, as well as for gatherings of Nantucket’s arts organizations.